While noting the bravery of the police officers involved in the 2014 Sydney siege, a NSW coronial inquest also highlighted that mistakes were made.
Policing culture is often associated with a lack of transparency and a resistance to external examination.
Medical panels are constantly lowering thresholds across many diseases, which results in more and more healthy people being diagnosed as sick.
More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds.
The future of the NDIS is seemingly secured in this federal budget.
Health announcements in the federal budget include a slow lifting of the Medicare rebate freeze, money for new medicines, and an increase in the Medicare levy to fund the NDIS.
Eddie Koiki Mabo (left) and Jack Wailu on the Torres Strait island of Mer.
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The Mabo decision changed Australia's concept of land ownership. It was a divisive yet important step toward recognising Indigenous rights and establishing native title.
Hot-desking and activity-based work can bring on a range of issues.
While companies are committing to hot-desking and activity-based work, research is finding negative outcomes for workers.
Co-working can be a refreshing change for many employees where the design of the workplace and the politics of their organisation means they are simply too tired.
Co-working spaces are evolving to suits the needs of a changing workforce.
Can you trust the news you get on social media?
How do you know your search results or social media feeds aren't being manipulated for political purposes? It's not a crime to do so. But we believe it should be.
A shift to open-plan offices means interpersonal and influencing skills are more important than ever.
So-called 'soft skills' – including interpersonal skills, critical thinking and relationship-building – are rated as being important across all jobs and industries.
Police pursuits are among the most challenging operational situations facing officers.
Any policy governing police pursuits must balance the need to apprehend offenders with the safety of the community.
Research suggests messier desks promote better ideas and creativity.
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Some research suggests the state of your desk may influence your demeanour, but there's more to office politics than that.
The Australian Sports Commission’s John Wylie has reignited discussions about a UK-style lottery system to fund sport in Australia.
Proposals to introduce a national sport lottery system in Australia are not new.
Traditional policy responses are struggling to keep pace with new threats posed by new technologies.
How real is the threat of pornography? And what are the most appropriate responses?
Gable Tostee was found not guilty of the murder of Warriena Wright, who fell from his balcony.
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Cases of homicide by falling are rare. But the Gable Tostee case is not the first instance of a fall from a building causing death being linked to criminal conduct.
Queensland’s new anti-bikie laws propose to ban the wearing of all gang colours in public.
What will Queensland's new laws to combat the bikie 'menace' actually achieve?
Performers at the evening gala of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China.
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While there was plenty of razzmatazz at the Hangzhou summit, little progress was made on key policy issues.
In Rio, only 12 sports contributed to the final medal haul.
Australia finished tenth on the medal table in the Rio 2016 Games, well below what the nation's latest funding strategy had led people to expect.
Will the Winning Edge strategy impact sport participation and limit sports’ abilities to develop Olympic champions?
Australia has had a good start to the Rio Olympics. But does that mean that the strategy created in response to Australia's poor Olympic performance in 2012 is working?
Rather than assisting in prevention and allowing children to mature out of offending, juvenile detention does the opposite.
Important questions are being asked about why children were abused in juvenile detention in the Northern Territory. But we also need to ask why children are being detained at all.
Open-plan offices may seem like a good idea but research shows they have a negative effect on employees.
An open-plan office is not all it's cracked up to be but the alternative, segmented spaces, has its downsides as well.
Are players victims of workplace hazards or willing participants in known dangers?
The 2016 State of Origin rugby league competition is over for another year and the focus has shifted to off-field events with claims for compensation for brain injury.